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Executive Committee addresses sexual abuse issues

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Executive Committee addresses sexual abuse issues

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s Executive Committee took action on two separate measures aimed at helping N.C. Baptist churches prevent sexual abuse and care for abuse survivors during a regularly scheduled meeting held Friday, March 22 at Caraway Conference Center near Asheboro. The Executive Committee endorsed a “Statement…

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Easter

Board approves conduct policy for convention officials

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Board approves conduct policy for convention officials

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSCNC) board of directors voted unanimously to adopt a policy that establishes a process by which certain officials could be removed from their places of service for cases of “serious misconduct” and other criteria in accordance with the state convention’s bylaws.

Board briefed on morality measure

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Board briefed on morality measure

Members of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSCNC) board of directors recently heard an update on progress being made on a forthcoming measure that would outline steps by which individuals serving in leadership positions with the state convention could be removed for a moral failure.

Proposed bylaw amendments address cases of ‘serious misconduct’

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Proposed bylaw amendments address cases of ‘serious misconduct’

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSCNC) executive committee unanimously approved proposed changes to the convention’s bylaws that would create a formal process by which individuals could be removed from positions of leadership for behavior that would disqualify them for service.

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Introducing the new NC Baptist website

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Introducing the new NC Baptist website

You probably noticed that things look a little different around here. Welcome to the newly redesigned Baptist State Convention of North Carolina website, which officially launches today (Nov. 1). The new site features an updated design, improved navigation, and new resources and features that are all aimed at giving users…

‘Abuse of Faith:’ One year later

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‘Abuse of Faith:’ One year later

Southern Baptists were shocked and dismayed one year ago this month after the Houston Chronicle printed a series of articles titled “Abuse of Faith.” These articles reported that numerous sexual abuse cases with teens and children had occurred in Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) churches. In some instances, these heinous acts…

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Church Planting

Board endorses bylaw measures to address misconduct

Relevance: 1%      Posted on: September 25, 2019

Board endorses bylaw measures to address misconduct

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s board of directors gave unanimous approval to a pair of proposed changes to the convention’s bylaws that outlines criteria by which certain officials could be removed from leadership positions for instances of “serious misconduct.”

A plea for unity in the Southern Baptist Convention

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A plea for unity in the Southern Baptist Convention

2018 marks my “golden anniversary” as a Southern Baptist. Fifty years ago I came to faith in Christ through the witness of a Southern Baptist pastor and was baptized into a Southern Baptist congregation. In 1978, God used the preaching of Dr. Herschel Hobbs, a former president and statesman of…

Spreading the gospel across cultural boundaries

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Spreading the gospel across cultural boundaries

If you’re familiar with North Carolina’s pockets of lostness, you probably think of circles on a map. However, if you get out and drive through one of these pockets, you’ll quickly discover that each one is made up of different groups of people. Discovering these groups is important because the…

Volunteers in diaspora ministry

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Volunteers in diaspora ministry

Anyone involved in any type of ministry knows the importance of volunteers. Diaspora ministry is no different. Volunteers serve in critical areas such as teaching English, setting up apartments, mentoring students and helping new Americans find jobs. Volunteers are invaluable because they make more ministry possible.

Sharing the gospel with a Muslim

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Sharing the gospel with a Muslim

If you have been following along with this series of articles, you have been praying for Muslims in your community and building relationships with them. Now it is time to let them in on the good news! But how? Here are a few suggestions for bringing the gospel into your…

How to minister to youth in ‘such a time as this’

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How to minister to youth in ‘such a time as this’

For many in ministry, the coronavirus pandemic has brought more stress and work than ever before. It actually takes more energy just to recreate our normal. There are still no definitive answers on what lies ahead with COVID-19. So how do we approach ministry this fall? Do we wait and…

Explainer: EDT transitions, special meetings & more

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Explainer: EDT transitions, special meetings & more

A special meeting of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina has been called for 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem to elect an individual to serve as the next executive director-treasurer (EDT) of the state convention. The process for electing an executive director-treasurer…

Top 5 resources for March

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Top 5 resources for March

This month’s resources feature tools on preventing sexual and child abuse in the church, prayer resources for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, and a family Easter devotional.

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3 ways to serve those with mental health needs

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3 ways to serve those with mental health needs

College students aren’t the only ones affected by these issues. Our communities have also been rattled by lack of routine, job insecurity and fear of an unknown future. What can your church be doing to care for the mental health of those in your community? Following are three suggestions to…

Hollifield calls NC Baptists to prayer, humility

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Hollifield calls NC Baptists to prayer, humility

Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) Executive Director-Treasurer Milton A. Hollifield Jr. challenged North Carolina Baptists to live lives that are marked by humility and free from hypocrisy in an address to the state convention’s Board of Directors on Tuesday, May 22. “If we claim to be Christ-followers, we…

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When ‘Who’s Your One?’ becomes two

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When 'Who’s Your One?' becomes two

What difference can one year make? For Dan and Misty Matthews, one year literally made an eternal difference. Dan and Misty attended our church for the first time on Easter Sunday 2018. One year later, on Easter Sunday of this year, they were both baptized after publicly expressing their faith…

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Women (Embrace)

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Capps elected board president

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Capps elected board president

Matt Capps, senior pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Apex, was elected president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSCNC) board of directors during a meeting held Monday, Sept. 28, at Caraway Conference Center near Asheboro.

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15 questions to assess children’s spiritual understanding

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15 questions to assess children’s spiritual understanding

Fifth grade is a pivotal year in children’s ministry as preteens prepare to enter youth ministry. The start of fifth grade is a great time to take stock of what our children have learned so far as evidenced by their faith walk and talk. You may discover it needs to…

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Faith at Home

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Pastoral

Digital kit provides tools for Cooperative Program promotion

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Digital kit provides tools for Cooperative Program promotion

A new resource for churches is offering a set of tools for greater financial stewardship and support of missions and ministry through the Cooperative Program (CP). The CP Digital Kit, available at sbc.net/cp, provides a collection of links to videos, CP promotional items and graphics to help churches explain the…

Being productive, preventing burnout & preparing to reopen our churches

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Being productive, preventing burnout & preparing to reopen our churches

Although our state government is reviewing the best way to lift restrictions, churches have much to consider in the meantime. What should churches do before reopening? Will our congregations be the same when we reopen? How do pastors prevent burnout? What ways can believers be productive while ordered to stay…

Celebrating Easter in quarantine & evangelizing amid a pandemic

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Celebrating Easter in quarantine & evangelizing amid a pandemic

A global pandemic is not enough to stop the spread of the gospel. Christians are to continue in their obedience to Christ and learn to overcome the obstacles they face. What does evangelism look like at this time? How should churches adapt to celebrate Easter in quarantine? What differences can…

Preaching, outreach & communion when churches can’t meet

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Preaching, outreach & communion when churches can’t meet

As pastors and churches continue to adjust to the new norms, questions linger concerning the future of ministry. What does an impactful online Easter message look like with no attendance? Should believers observe the Lord’s Supper over an online service? Will church ever be the same? Learn more about these…

Celebrating graduates, VBS & ‘going’ when we’re told to ‘stay’

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Celebrating graduates, VBS & ‘going’ when we’re told to ‘stay’

Adjusting to the new normal brings up decisions many never thought they would have to make, let alone discuss. How are we supposed to “go” if we are ordered to “stay”? How do we celebrate graduating seniors? Will there be VBS? What is the right thing to do with the…

COVID-19’s impact on churches of all sizes & how we can pray

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COVID-19’s impact on churches of all sizes & how we can pray

The coronavirus continues to dominate world news. How will churches emerge from the pandemic, particularly small to mid-size churches? Plus how can we pray and practice hospitality in these days? What about Easter? Learn more about these topics and more through the links below.

Current (and future) realities for the church amid COVID-19

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Current (and future) realities for the church amid COVID-19

“Five for Your Friday” is a recurring roundup of articles, videos, resources and more from around the web. Content included here is based on suggestions, input and feedback from Baptist State Convention of North Carolina staff, and it is intended to equip, encourage and challenge you and your church to…

Top 5 resources for January 2020

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Top 5 resources for January 2020

Every month, we spotlight five helpful resources for you as you seek to walk closely with the Lord and make disciples. Many of these resources are created by the staff of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) to help meet the ministry needs of pastors and lay leaders…

4 ways pastors can navigate change and transition in ministry

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4 ways pastors can navigate change and transition in ministry

Spiritually and emotionally healthy disciples have the capacity to become wise and discerning leaders. Wise and discerning leaders are also persistent and patient leaders. Regardless of the size and even effectiveness of a local church, there is always going to be a need for change and transition at some point.…

Churches are meant to reproduce

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Churches are meant to reproduce

Church Planting N.C.’s (CPNC’s) core values focus on deepening relationships with planters and reproducing churches. Previously, we explored our first core value “tribe.” Now let’s explore our second core value which is “reproduce.”

How the church can fight for unity that honors God

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How the church can fight for unity that honors God

During this coronavirus pandemic there is one thing that has become abundantly clear — 2020 was a hard year. We saw some of the most dark and evil things take place in our country. Things that have always been there, but with isolation due to the pandemic, and digital media…

Pastors need prayers, patience amid pandemic

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Pastors need prayers, patience amid pandemic

Two recent articles related to the comfort levels of people returning to in-person worship highlight the ongoing challenges that pastors and churches continue to wrestle with amid the COVID-19 pandemic. One survey conducted by the American Enterprise Institute reported that nearly two-thirds (64%) of Americans were “somewhat” or “very” uncomfortable…

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering transforms lives

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Lottie Moon Christmas Offering transforms lives

If you grew up in a Southern Baptist church, you probably associate the name Lottie Moon with the Christmas season. Lottie Moon — the namesake of Southern Baptists’ international missions offering — has become a legend. But in her time, Lottie was anything but an untouchable hero. In fact, she…

3 things pastors must do to enjoy the journey of ministry

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3 things pastors must do to enjoy the journey of ministry

My journey in ministry has been one marked by many ups and downs. Through my many failures, I have been extended grace and allowed to learn some lessons that I hope will help others on their journey to fulfill God’s call in their lives. There are some leadership skills we…

The treasure of tribe

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The treasure of tribe

With so much uncertainty in our world, one thing remains steady and sure: America desperately needs Jesus, and North Carolina Baptists take the responsibility of God’s mission in North Carolina seriously. While the strategy for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) is “impacting lostness through disciple-making,” church planting…

Restoring great joy to church plants

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Restoring great joy to church plants

One of the first things I ask potential church planters is, “What do you want your church plant to be like?” A visionary planter will usually respond by sharing about their future meeting space, the type of music they will use for worship and a description of the culture they…

6 approaches to Bible reading for the new year

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6 approaches to Bible reading for the new year

Regular Bible reading is one of the most important factors related to spiritual growth and maturity, but only about one-third of Americans who attend a Protestant church regularly report reading the Bible on a daily basis, according to LifeWay Research. With Bible reading being a popular New Year’s resolution, here’s…

25 resources for the Christmas, Advent season

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25 resources for the Christmas, Advent season

The celebration of Advent begins Sunday, Nov. 29. The purpose of this season of the church year is to look toward the coming of Christ to earth — a season focused on waiting. It is a time of preparing for the glory of Christmas day. Here are a few resources…

How pastors can be wise and discerning in 3 key areas

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How pastors can be wise and discerning in 3 key areas

As a pastor, it’s easy to lose our joy and effectiveness. A key to maintaining or recapturing our joy and effectiveness starts with becoming a spiritually and emotionally healthy disciple, which involves having a proper view of God, ourselves and our families. As I began to once again sit at…

Recapture joy in your ministry by focusing on these 3 things

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Recapture joy in your ministry by focusing on these 3 things

As a young pastor, I was encouraged to never make any major decisions on a Monday. The reason was simple — often pastors are not experiencing a lot of joy on Mondays. However, when do you make decisions when all the other days feel like Mondays?

How to read the Bible in the new year (and why you should)

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How to read the Bible in the new year (and why you should)

Common sense indicates that Christians should read the Bible, but the reality is that few people read any part of the Bible, much less all of it. A recent study conducted by LifeWay Research revealed that more than half of Americans have read little or none of the Bible. However,…

How to approach Easter amid COVID-19

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How to approach Easter amid COVID-19

Easter is the highlight of the Christian year—the culmination of the gospel story. Redemption. Resurrection. Eternal life. With churches not being able to celebrate Easter together due to social distancing and limits on public gatherings because of the coronavirus, what should the church do? This year, Easter falls on Sunday,…

‘Strengthen the Church’ Q&A: Mark Hearn

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‘Strengthen the Church’ Q&A: Mark Hearn

Mark Hearn serves as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Duluth, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta that is one of the most diverse communities in the United States. During his tenure as pastor, Hearn has led FBC Duluth to embrace multicultural ministry, a story that has been chronicled by…

Board approves annual meeting date changes

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Board approves annual meeting date changes

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSCNC) board of directors approved date changes to the next three annual meetings, elected an interim executive director-treasurer and heard an update on the search for a permanent executive director during a meeting held Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Caraway Conference Center near Asheboro.

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